Ken Lemley,16, a student at Wayne Valley High School, won Wayne Rotary Club’s recent 5K race, held at the DePaul High School track in Wayne. He was presented with his winning trophy by Rotarian and Race Director, Patti Hulbert. Lemley’s overall time was 17 minutes, and 43.7 seconds. The race attracted 64 runners from throughout Northern New Jersey. It was a fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation’s Charitable Fund and raised nearly seven thousand dollars. It was the second annual 5K event for Rotary.
Wayne Rotary funds many local, regional and international charitable organizations, including such groups as the Foundation for the Handicapped, Gift of Life, Wayne High School Running Teams, Wayne Township Volunteer First Aid Squad, Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry, Passaic County Sheriff’s Canine Unit, DePaul High School Interact Club, William Paterson University Music Scholarships, and Rotary’s program to provide free personal dictionaries to each Wayne third grader.
With a motto of “Service Above Self,” Wayne Rotary meets Wed. at 12:15 p.m. at the Amore Restaurant. Readers who would like to get involved can find full information at www.RotaryClubWayneNJ.org.